On September 10, 1985 — Both teams charge onto the Shea Stadium field when George Foster is hit with a first-inning pitch thrown by Cardinal starter Danny Cox, who appeared annoyed by the Mets’ hitter stepping out of the box several times during the at-bat. Minutes after the bench-clearing incident and order is restored, Howard Johnson hits a grand slam to give New York an eventual 5-4 win and a one-game lead over the Redbirds in the tight NL East race.


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